Principal Message

Principal Greg Wilson

December 2020

Hello Lochburn Families

Time to celebrate! I am proud of the connections that have been made over the past two weeks. Thank you Advisory teachers, students, and families for your dedication and diligence to take the time to participate in our student led conferences! Lochburn had 86% of our students and a family member take part in a student led conference! Mrs. Muneshige, Mrs. Zanuttini, and I also had the opportunity to participate in conferences, as well as lead, quite a few conferences. It is exciting to consider the connections we made with families and how these connections will benefit our students. In addition, teachers, counselors and administration made 100’s of phone calls which we hope helped our families get looped in on classes, grades and important information in our school. Also, our counselors, when not in conferences, were out conducting home visits and delivering holiday baskets. It has brought us joy to know that we have the privilege of helping some of our families that have had some struggles during these exceptionally trying times.

I also want everyone to know that we have now begun planning our Live Open House, which is scheduled for December 16th at 5:30 pm. Mrs. Zanuttini, Mrs. Muneshige and I will begin this Open House with a brief live opening. Then families will follow their student’s schedule from class to class over their 6 period day and meet each of their teachers. Detailed information on how to log in will be sent to all Lochburn families.

We value each of these family connections. There is a lot of research supporting these connections reinforcing that “substantial evidence exists showing that parent (family) involvement benefits students, including raising their academic achievement. There are other advantages for children when parents become involved — namely, increased motivation for learning, improved behavior, more regular attendance, and a more positive attitude about homework and school in general.” (www.readingrockets.org)

Finally, winter break will begin December 21st and students will be back in session January 4th. If your family is in need of any holiday essentials, please click on the following link for some important local resources.

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1LIUx0FLxEvN85SyaCrW0T9Z3sedc1r518C1jA59XBIY/mobilebasic

In the meantime, please continue to encourage your student to log in to every classevery day on time! It is Lochburn’s mission to ensure students see themselves as successful in school and are college bound.

 

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